Home to one of the largest populations in the world, the fashion scene in Asia is heavily influenced by city life and streetwear, with subtle deviations within individual countries. While Korean bloggers tend to favor bolder, more mature statements, the style of Japan is sweeter and more childlike. Former British-colony Hong Kong of course boasts a developed, sophisticated style borne out of its very international inhabitations. Meanwhile, Taiwan seems to be leading the way in elevating its streetwear scene as influencers seem to have developed a cult following in this burgeoning urban hub.

As Asia grows increasingly cosmopolitan over the years, we’ve also discovered a similar pace of growth with its cultural influencers — from the fashion and style world to the music and art scene. Here’s 5 up-and-coming bloggers from that are making some major waves in the urban subcultures of upper Asia, and to keep an eye on in the coming years!


MIRIAM MIBAO

Highly influenced by punk and the streets, Miriam from Taiwan loves long, simple, flowing and wind-blown fabrics. Her sporty looking threads stand in contrast to her neon-green dipped brunette locks. You can acquire a similar look with a pair of loose, breezy capris (or jogger pants), some oversized sweaters and and some edgy footwear. Here, she experiments with funky sneakers, pointy-toed buckle flats and classic black ankle boots.


SAMANTHA MARIKO

Originally hailing from Huntington Beach, California, Samantha brings coastal cool to Tokyo, Japan. Sporting a short 80’s style haircut with blunt-cut bangs and an urban preppy style reminiscent of a Japanese schoolgirl, she is the epitome of American Asian fusion. She freshens up the collared white shirt-and-vest look with with rolled-up jeans and some sporty Adidas kicks.


Sophie Traverse

One of our quirkier Lookbookers, French girl Sophie is a self-proclaimed “freak and free spirit,” currently living in Hong Kong. In addition to fashion and photography, she loves playing the guitar, traveling, singing and playing video games, amongst other creative pursuits. She’s a sucker for all things cute or watermelon. Sham Shui Po and Mong Kok are some of her favorite haunts in the area. Get her unique look by pairing funky or eclectic pieces from thrift shops or unique designers. A boyish bob haircut brings out her delicate French features, as well as her one-of-a-kind style. Here, she charms up some basics with an illustrative shirt, hot pink purse and a street-inspired long denim piece.


JEHEE B

Tatted, tall and blonde, Jehee’s style personifies a strong, yet serene, spirit. She’s also based out of South Korea, one of the main up-and-coming fashion hubs in Asia. Drawing heavy inspiration from casual-chic streetwear, Jehee throws in edgy pieces like giant chain link accessories, stud chokers and baggy ripped denim jeans to black, white and leather basics.


OTTO LILLIAN

An up and coming Japanese blogger, Otto has that delicate and classic modern schoolgirl look. Starting off with long blunt-cut bangs and silky soft waves, she layers feminine high-quality pieces in colors and shapes reminiscent of your high school uniform. We’re talking plaid patterned shorts and blazers, collared white shirts and A-line skirts and dresses in soft, muted hues of navy, grey and nudes.